Climbing with Altitude: Leadville’s Climbing Areas

Colorado is the Rocky Mountain state. So, it should come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the nation’s best rock climbing. With varying surfaces that include limestone, granite, crack, slab, single pitch, and multi-pitch, there are hundreds of routes for every level of climber.

Rock climbing is particularly popular among athletes seeking different ways to improve all-around health. In this sport, every muscle in the body is used while hundreds of calories are burned. Additionally, the body is forced to be flexible as hard maneuvers and far reaches are often required. Climbing also boosts brain function through problem-solving skills, instills focus, and inspires determination.

With so many mountains surrounding Leadville, it’s a great base for rock climbing. Popular areas include Independence Pass, Camp Hale, and Twin Lakes.